LIFE: Get Up & Show Up

So much of our success in life depends on us simply getting up & showing up.

We think we have to know everything, but we don’t, we just need to show up.  We think we have to have it all together, but we don’t (we never will), we just need to show up. We even think we need to feel like it- BIG MISTAKE.  We can not spend our lives following our feelings around.  We have to do what we have to do.  Easy to say, I know, but this is the mentality that we need to get ahead in life.  We don’t do what we feel like doing, we do what we know is best to do.

Get up & show up.  No matter how you feel.

I have found that when I don’t feel like it, I really need to.  I have also experienced many blessings due to pressing through in spite of, well anything.

The thing is, we have to know what we’re supposed to be doing.  If you have children then you have been called to parent.  Now, you have to get up & show up.  Our kids didn’t ask to be here, we brought them here because of our decisions, so now it’s time for us to get up & show up- no matter how we feel.  Let’s teach them and train them so they won’t have to needlessly go down the painful path that we once trodded down.

Get up & show up.  Look ahead.

If I can be honest with you, this post is a result of me pressing through.  I didn’t necessarily feel like writing.  Really, I felt like doing nothing and laying down but I know that’s not what I’m supposed to be doing right now, so I had to do as I’m writing:

Get up & show up.  You have work to do.

What do you need to do?

Take some time to really assess yourself, your life, your surroundings, your mental space and determine what is it that you need to do.  Don’t settle and certainly don’t let your feelings determine what you do.  That’s a trap.  No matter how hard it may seem (because most of the time we think it’s harder than it really is) do what you have to do.  It will feel better to reap the  rewards of hard work and perseverance as opposed to reaping the rewards of doing nothing.  

Look around you.  If you stay the same, nothing in your life will change.  Honestly, it will probably get worse.  No matter our circumstance, there is something in our life that needs changing.  To say you need no change is to say that your life is perfect, and that is a lie.  Even if you don’t express to others right now, at least get to a point of being honest with yourself.

You need a change.  We all do.  

Take some time to assess yourself and then do what you need to do:

Get up & show up.

Remember, change takes  work.  Ponder these 2 scriptures:

“The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.”  – Proverbs 20:4

“Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.”  – Proverbs 20:13

Get up & show up.


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